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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Thrill
 
  Thrilling as the meteor’s fall through the depths of lonely sky.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Thrilled like the juice of the purple vine.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Thrilled like the string of a lyre.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Thrilled as was Rome when Cæsar returned laden with the spoils of conquest.
            —Anonymous
  4
Thrills in leafy tremblement,
Like a heart that after climbing
Beateth quickly though content.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  5
  Thrill like his lyre-strings.
            —Lord Byron
  6
  Thrilled like a revelation.
            —Joseph Conrad
  7
  Thrilled in ecstasy, like an Oriental saint.
            —Alphonse Daudet
  8
        Her timbers thrilled as nerves,
When through them passed the spirit of that shock.
            —Sir Francis H. Doyle
  9
Thrilling her as with fire of rage divine
And battling energy.
            —George Eliot
  10
  Thrill in your veins like shouts of victory.
            —George Eliot
  11
  Thrill like the nightingale’s song.
            —Edward Octavus Flagg
  12
  Thrills … like a thing of song and gladness.
            —Sir William Schwenk Gilbert
  13
  Thrill with sound like a harp.
            —Kenneth Grahame
  14
  Thrilled like witch-notes.
            —Arthur Henry Hallam
  15
  Thrill like some fanciful land of romance.
            —Bret Harte
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                Thrills
As if the Enchanted Castle at the heart
Of the wood’s dark wonderment
Swung wide his valves, and filled the dim sea-banks
With exquisite visitants.
            —William Ernest Henley
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  Thrill like a battle shout.
            —Mary E. Hewitt
  18
                Memories thrill,
Like a breath from the wood, like a breeze from the hill.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  19
A leap and a thrill like the flash of a weaver’s shuttle,
Swift and sudden and sure.
            —Richard Hovey
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  Thrilling like the trump of battle.
            —Walter Malone
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                Thrill,
Like sounds upon the wind-harp’s chords when all the winds are still.
            —George D. Prentice
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  My heart like a touched harp-string thrilled.
            —Alexander Smith
  23
  Thrill as a theatre thronged at appeal of an actor’s appalled agitation.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  24
    Thrilled as by the clangorous call
Of storm’s blown trumpets from the core of night.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  25
                Thrill,
Like the whole world’s heart, with warm new life and gladdening flame.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Thrilled … like Memnon waking from his marble dream.
            —Sarah H. Whitman
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